Overview of Services
A lecturer at The University of Paris 4 Sorbonne and trusted art dealer for many museums in North America and Europe, Camille Leprince offers his informed, scrutinizing expertise as he works with clients as a curator of the finest European decorative arts. He is renowned for his expertise in European ceramics from the Renaissance until the 1900s. Drawing from an extensive and informed network, Camille ensures his clients unparalleled service in locating, buying, selling, evaluating and conservation of rare works of art.
Buying, selling, collection management, authenticating
Locating and Restoring
Camille works on behalf of museums and individuals passionate about historic arts to restore and seek out unique hidden arts/pieces. He works with the most adept craftsmen to gently restore pieces to their former splendour, while still maintaining the integrity of the work, whether it is a painting, a ceramic vase etc.
He offers excellent buying opportunities at auctions as well as some of the most recognized ceramics shows across the world, including TEFAF in the Netherlands and the FRIEZE Masters in London. In addition to these global events, Camille arranges and takes part in selected pop-up shows, and in doing so creates a personalized and intimate buying experience.
Camille also has extensive experience conducting/guiding important sales for individuals and museums alike in the strictest confidentiality.
Contact Camille if you have any questions. Speaking about curatorial services will allow Camille to understand your specific needs and requests, allowing your transactions to be clearly communicated and effectively carried out.
Camille has been appointed expert in European ceramic at C.N.E.S (Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en objet d’art de collection) Paris in 2015. He has experience as an expert assisting auctioneers in Paris at Hôtel Drouot, as well as other auction houses across the country.
Camille assists clients with the utmost discretion, whether they are looking to sell or obtain a piece.
For enquiries do not hesitate to reach Camille directly
PHONE: +33 6 25 85 43 98
Rediscovering Lost Masterpieces
The reunion of exceptional sets: the mission of a passionate antique dealer.
A Reunion of Historical Importance
Rediscovery of a masterpiece, earning recognition from the best collector.
Our collaborations with the studies of auctioneers lead us to authenticate and rediscover missing masterpieces.
Essays by Camille Leprince
FRENCH BAROQUE FAIENCE
In general, it is only recently that seventeenth-century baroque faience made for the French royal court has been fully appreciated. Because pottery and the art of the gar- den are two such distinct fields, the importance of faience in the garden designs of André Le Nôtre (1613–1700), France’s most celebrated seventeenth-century landscape architect, had previously been completely overlooked.
This article aims not only to demonstrate how Le Nôtre’s artistic vision synthesized these two disparate fields, but also to identify where faience garden objects were made and their factory charac- teristics, and to reveal how the study of graphic sources and archives has allowed us to understand their use and purpose. The colorful and easily portable containers for exotic plants and trees, as decorative elements in an all-encompassing design, were a significant aspect of the fashion for jardins à la française and the use of faience garden urns, which spread to other European royal courts.
This essay will also provide new insight into the sumptuous French baroque faience produced for buffet dining en plein air ("in open air") during this period, when magnif- icent banquets were held outdoors in Le Nôtre’s gardens.